|BLACK RICE PLANT
Black rice is a deep black color and usually turns deep purple color when cooked .In ancient China black rice was considered the royal food , so that it is only served to the emperor and it is not afford to common people .There fore it is called forbidden rice .The color is due to the presence of anthocyanin antioxidant . Anthocyanin is a natural anti oxidant and anti inflammatory agent present in the black rice .This rice is a versatile food with many health benefits .
Black rice is highly in nutritional value and it contains 18 aminoacids ,iron ,zinc ,copper ,carotene ,dietary fiber ,anti oxidants and vitamins like E and B complex .It has a mild and nutty taste .Research shows that black rice is more nutritious than white and brown rice .Consuming of black rice will help to
– Prevent the chronic diseases like diabetes , heart diseases alzheimer”s disease and cancer .
– It helps to lowers the blood cholesterol.
– It protects the kidney and enhances the kidney function .
– It is very good for stomach , it will prevent and give remedy for stomach related problems .
– It improves the liver function .
– It controls the aging process because of its anti oxidant and vitamin E content .
– It removes the constipation because it is rich in dietary fiber .
– It helps to elevate the anemia through its iron content
In China noodles are made from this rice .Because of its good taste ,flavour and nutrient content black rice is used for preparing desserts and pudding .